Monday, July 5th 2010

Interview Magazine Profiles Manny Pacquiao

“For a guy who dismantles his opponents in the boxing ring with lethal speed, Manny Pacquiao speaks very softly and slowly. But don’t let that gentle voice fool you: Pacquiao is one of the most talked-about, decorated, and feared fighters in the world today. He is the only boxer in history to have won world titles in seven weight classes-a fact that has conferred upon him near-deity status in his native Philippines. Following his victory by unanimous decision over Joshua Clottey in March, he has posted a not unsubstantial 51 wins (against three losses and two draws) since he began fighting professionally in 1995. And while Pacquiao’s on-again, off-again rumored next opponent and chief rival for the title of “Best Fighter on the Planet Right Now,” Floyd Mayweather Jr. (CLICK HERE to read Interview‘s feature on Mayweather Jr.), remains undefeated at 41-0, most boxing watchers acknowledge that Mayweather’s record can only gain the sort of historic recognition he craves if he finally confronts and defeats Pacquiao.”

Read the full profile HERE.